Nora's cakeAs I write this, it’s my granddaughter’s 8th birthday, and she wanted a snowman cake.  Back in the day, I remember painstakingly cutting out pieces of cake (oh, the crumbs!) in order to create a cake design that would make my daughters’ birthday fun.  This one was super easy!  Even better, no cutting at all.

Snowman cake 2

I made the cake the day before, covered the rounds with cling wrap, and froze them.   I covered the backside of my cookie sheet with a pretty shade of blue mylar.  Really made the cake pop.  When I was ready to frost, I left the cakes frozen.   So much easier–the rounds were firm and easy to work with.  Even better, the coconut is very forgiving.  Any imperfections were completely hidden.   Then I started to decorate.  That’s when making the cake got fun.  (Note:  I was going to use a carrot for the snowman’s nose when I shot this photo.  I ended up using an orange gumdrop, instead.)

Needless to say, my granddaughter loved it!

Snowman Cake

Ingredients

  • White cake mix
  • White frosting
  • Coconut
  • 2 dark brown M&Ms for eyes (could use a black jelly bean cut in half, too.)
  • Licorice (black for 'stick' arm and red string licorice for mouth)
  • Orange gumdrop for nose (Could use a real carrot, too.)
  • Mini York peppermint patties for buttons
  • Red fruit roll-up for scarf
  • Small paper doilies for snowflakes, if desired.

Instructions

  1. Using one 9-inch round and one 7-inch round, bake the cake the day before if you have time. Wrap in cling wrap and freeze.
  2. Cover cookie sheet or piece of cardboard. (I used a sheet of blue mylar.)
  3. When ready to decorate, remove cakes from freezer and frost top and sides. Don't forget to put a blob of frosting under each round to keep them from slipping off the cookie sheet!
  4. Sprinkle generously with coconut.
  5. Decorate as described above.
  6. I guarantee your little munchkin (or the grown-up one, too!) will love it! So cute.

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I’m a wife to one, mom to four, grandmother to eight. . . and a romance novel writer! After publishing 14 western historical romances with traditional publishers, I self-published a contemporary romance before embarking on my new 1920s historical romantic suspense series, The Secret Six. Please do visit my website, www.pamcrooks.com, to learn more about my books, all available on Amazon as well as most other online booksellers.

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